Transverse Cracking of 0/90/0 Crossply Laminates of PMR-15 Based Carbon Fibre Composites

  • F. R. Jones
  • P. M. Jacobs
  • P. W. M. Peters

Abstract

Balanced 0/90/0 crossply laminates have been prepared from PMR-15 unidirectional prepreg using a novel “split laminate” technique. Transverse cracking has been studied in detail by acoustic emission, X-radiography and sensitive load measurements. Consistent values of first ply failure strain and the intrinsic transverse strength of the composite have been measured.

Keywords

Acoustic Emission Crack Density Transverse Crack Crack Spacing Weave Cloth Composite 
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© Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. R. Jones
    • 1
  • P. M. Jacobs
    • 1
  • P. W. M. Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MaterialsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldGreat Britain
  2. 2.Institut für Werkstoff ForschungDLRKölnWest-Germany

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